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HPE Africa – Hyundai R850LC-9 excavators

Newly-launched Hyundai R850LC-9 excavators – designed for high power and superior performance – are excelling in tough conditions in Southern Africa.

“HPE Africa’s commitment to the local market is to keep abreast with global trends in construction equipment. This initiative encompasses the regular launch of new machines, with specific advancements and modifications, to meet exact South African operating conditions and customer requirements,” says Alex Ackron, managing director HPE Africa.

“Hyundai R850LC-9 machines, which replace the R800LC-9 model, have recently been introduced locally by HPE Africa. These Hyundai excavators, which are partially assembled on arrival, are constructed to exact customer requirements. Components like the dipper, boom, counterweight, bucket, hammer piping and side rails, are imported loose and are proudly assembled by the HPE Africa team.”

Hyundai R850LC-9 excavators

R850LC-9 machines are hard at work in Southern Africa

R850LC-9 machines are hard at work in Southern Africa, operating efficiently for example, around the clock for Basil Read, in difficult conditions at a diamond mine in Lesotho and also achieving high productivity for Rhino Earthmovers, with fitted 10T Xcentric Ripper hydraulic attachments, at a gold mine in Gauteng.

Robust R850LC-9 85T excavators have advanced Tier 3 engine technology

Robust R850LC-9 85T excavators have advanced Tier 3 engine technology for fuel efficiency and hydraulic system improvements ensure enhanced performance, smoother operation and precision-control. A newly-designed pump compartment controls functions like two speed travel, power boost, auto boom-swing priority and a safety lock.

The strengthened undercarriage improves performance of these machines in arduous operating conditions, particularly in the mining and quarrying sectors. Durable covers have been specially designed for these machines, to protect travel motors and hoses against damage from rocks.

Hyundai R850LC-9 excavators

Long-life components selected for Hyundai’s 9 series machines ensure extended service intervals, minimise operating costs and reduce machine down time.

HPE Africa is the sole distributor in Southern Africa for Hyundai Construction Equipment, as well as McCloskey crushing and screening units and Soosan hydraulic hammers and quick couplers. The company offers a technical advisory, support and maintenance service throughout Southern Africa.

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa